Sunday, October 08, 2006

October 8, 2006 It's a Blustery Fall Day
My show, Melva's Musings on Jazz, is dedicated to playing the best of NC's jazz music - pulling both from our past and our current musicians. Join me on WCOM out of Carrboro, North Carolina.
  • Nina Simone (born in Tryon, NC); Anthology CD; I Wish I Knew How it Felt to Be Free (theme song for my show)
  • Brother Yusef Salim (living in Durham, NC for last 25 years); Songs of Brother Yusef CD; songs A Hymm for Us All & Venus de Milo With Arms
  • Adia Ledbetter; First Take CD; Beautiful Love with Brother Yusef on piano, Freeman Ledbetter on bass, Raymond Codrington on trumpet, and Will Terrell on drums (Durham-based musicians)
  • Professor Longhair; Rum & Coke CD; 501 Boggie
  • Gabriel Pelli & Katharine Whalen (Triangle-based musicians); Europa Jazz CD; I cover the Waterfront
  • Chick Corea; My Spanish Heart CD; Armando's Rhumba
  • Alan Neese Quintet (musicians live in the Greensboro, NC area; Omen Seeker CD; Wood Heat
  • Frankie Alexander (Durham-based singer) & Scott Warner (lived and performed in greater Chapel Hill area for over ten; Jazz Vocalist CD; Feeling Like Someone in Love
  • Greg Brink (Triangle-based& Tony Galiani (Carrboro-based bass player); Jazz Duo CD; There is No Greater Love
  • Sawyer - Goldberg (all Durham-based musicians); Jazzadelia CD; Softly As In a Morning Sunrise
  • Gabe Evens Trio (Triangle-based musicians Gabe Evens on piano, John Brown on bass, and Bobby Cohen on Drums; Connection CD; Beep Bop
  • Kevin Van Sant (Durham-based guitar player) & Mahlon Hoard (Pittsboro-based sax player); On a Whim CD; Moonlight in Vermont
  • Michael D. Jones; It Makes You Wonder CD; Stella By Starlight
  • Bus Brown (lived in Durham for over 20 years, now in Baltimore and celebrating his 99th year); The Story Teller album; Did You Thank Allah
  • Joao Gilberto and Grady Tate on drums (he is from Durham); Amorosa/Brasil CD; Tin Tin Por Tin Tin
  • Max Roach (from New Land, NC); 3/4 Time CD; I'll Take Romance
  • Ray Charles & Van Morrison; Genius Loves Company CD; Crazy Love
  • Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie on piano (went to high school in Laurinburg, NC), Max Roach on drums (New Land, NC), Miles Davis on trumpet; Curly Russell on bass; Ken Burns Jazz CD- Charlie Parker; Anthropology
  • Robert Griffin (Carrboro-based piano player); NC: A State of Music CD; Killing Me Softly
  • Dizzy Gillespie; Ool-Ya-Koo CD; Ko Ko & Leap Here
  • Billy Taylor; Taylor Made at the Kennedy Center CD; I Wish I Knew How It Felt to be Free
Please join me again next week at on Sunday from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. EST on WCOM and 103.5 on the dial


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